Medical Writing Soft Skills for Medical Writers

Volume 33, Issue 2 - Soft Skills for Medical Writers

June 2024

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Advance your medical writing career with essential soft skills

From the Editor

President's Message

Outgoing President's Message

President’s Message



Snapshots from EMWA's 57th Conference - Valencia

Feature Articles

Moving into medical writing from academia: A soft skills perspective

Unlocking success as a book author: Navigating the essential social skills of writing gained through my PhD journey

The hard truth about soft skills in medical writing

Unlocking the power of emotional intelligence in medical writers

The 3 C’s of medical writing: Communication, conflict management, and critical thinking

The soft skills gap for remote workers: Different perspectives

Connecting through screens: Navigating relationships with patients and advocacy groups in a digital world

Building resilience: Navigating challenges and thriving among the demands of regulatory writing

Managing protocol development with international teams: Soft skill perspectives from a global team of protocol writers

Mentors and mentees in medical writing: A very particular set of (soft) skills

The balancing act: Leading creative teams for clear, accurate science communication

Special Section

Winners of the Geoff Hall Scholarship Essay Competition

Abstracts from the 57th EMWA Conference Poster Session

Regular Sections

News from the EMA

Digital Communication

Veterinary Medical Writing



Regulatory Matters

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Good Writing Practice



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Medical Writing is a quarterly publication that aims to educate and inform medical writers in Europe and beyond. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, and all issues include feature articles and regular columns on topics relevant to the practice of medical writing. We welcome articles providing practical advice to medical writers; guidelines and reviews/summaries/updates of guidelines published elsewhere; original research; opinion pieces; interviews; and review articles.

Medical Writing is listed in the following indexes:

Editoral Board


Raquel Billiones


Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Deputy Managing Editor

Alicia Brooks Waltman

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Nicole Bezuidenhout

Claire Chang

Barbara Grossman

Sarah Milner

John Plant

Sampoorna Rappaz

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Daniela Kamir


Jennifer Bell


Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News 

Ana Sofia Correia 

Gained in Translation

Ivana Turek

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Wendy Kingdom / Amy Whereat

Good Writing Practice

Alison McIntosh 

In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Maddy Dyer


Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Payal Bhatia

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Adriana Rocha


Tiziana von Bruchhausen


Clare ChangZuo Yen Lee 

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Louisa Ludwig-Begall / Sarah Kabani

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Layout Designer

Chris Monk